Tower Block Demolitions - Rolling Updates!

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Re: Tower Block Demolitions - Rolling Updates!

Postby RapidAssistant » Wed Jun 08, 2016 3:01 pm

I always thought that 40 Rosemount Street was too dangerously close to the motorway for them to risk a blowdown and it would get nibbled.....but apparently not. Unless they are going to do a quick closure of the M8 or something which I can't see the police allowing.
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Re: Tower Block Demolitions - Rolling Updates!

Postby cumbo » Wed Jun 08, 2016 8:52 pm

The Police closed M8 for the Red Road fiasco.It was just 2 police cars and outriders doing a slow down
from about a mile in each direction. Dependant on weather I would think the dust cloud would be the
main problem.
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Re: Tower Block Demolitions - Rolling Updates!

Postby RapidAssistant » Thu Jun 09, 2016 10:41 am

cumbo wrote:The Police closed M8 for the Red Road fiasco.It was just 2 police cars and outriders doing a slow down
from about a mile in each direction. Dependant on weather I would think the dust cloud would be the
main problem.


I've often wondered how and who makes the call over what method is chosen, either explosives, nibble down or a deconstruction. I guess each method has its pros and cons in terms of cost and the risk of collateral damage to neighboring structures.
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Re: Tower Block Demolitions - Rolling Updates!

Postby Vinegar Tom » Wed Sep 21, 2016 9:31 am

99 Prospecthill Circus is now being demolished by long reach machine; this one is being tackled from the front face unlike Sighthill where they are munching from the side. 111 Prospecthill is still being stripped out.

ImageProspecthill Circus Demolition 6 by Vinegar Tom, on Flickr

ImageProspecthill Circus Demolition 2 by Vinegar Tom, on Flickr

ImageProspecthill Circus Demolition 8 by Vinegar Tom, on Flickr
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Re: Tower Block Demolitions - Rolling Updates!

Postby Boxer6 » Wed Sep 21, 2016 8:24 pm

Passed Sighthill today; only 3 or 4 storeys to go, won't be long now til it's all gone methinks.

Didn't have time to stop and get any pics, sadly.
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Re: Tower Block Demolitions - Rolling Updates!

Postby Sharon » Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:00 am

Last men standing – the people who live in almost empty demolition-targeted Glasgow tower blocks
By Darren Hercher, Director / Producer

The very first time I visited Sighthill in Glasgow was about a decade ago. The estate had just began a long regeneration project, which involved demolishing all the blocks and eventually rebuilding the community.....


Interviews with some of the last residents - its on BBC2 tonight (10th Jan).


http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/article ... wer-blocks
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